job opening at mo`olelo

February 19, 2009

Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit theater corporation, is searching for a Seasonal Audience Development Manager for our upcoming production of Good Boys written by Jane Martin and Directed by Seema Sueko.

This is a seasonal, full-time, project-related position running from March – June 2009, unless earlier terminated. This is an “at-will” employment position.  Pay is $2,500 per month, or $500.00 per week. The Audience Development Manager will report to the Artistic Director of Mo’olelo and will be responsible for all Audience Development, Ticketing and Patron Services duties of the production including, but not limited to:

 Audience Development

  • Create and cultivate relationships with community groups, businesses and organizations to engage as audiences for Good Boys
  • Make appearances to promote the production and ticket sales
  • Group Sales
  • Single ticket sales
  • Organize and execute mailer stuffing, including VIP and Media invitations
  • Online postings and calendar announcements
  • Media pitches as needed
  • Distribute postcards, flyers and posters
  • Assist Artistic Director with the maintenance of the production Blog
  • Assemble press kits
  • Update patron database as necessary


  • Box Office Management
    • Phones
    • Single ticket reservations
    • Group Sales
    • Goldstar
    • Media and VIP reservations
    • Company and Industry comps
    • Book school performances and pre- and post-show workshops
    • Download reservations, create daily check in list, and staff box office at each performance
    • Prepare Box Office Reports

 Patron Services

  • Front of House Management & Customer Service
    • Staff each performance of Good Boys from two-hours prior to curtain set up to end of performance clean up
      • Set up lobby
      • Coordinate and train volunteers and ushers at each performance
      • Front of house signage and playbill inserts
      • Handle Reserved and Late Seating at each performance
      • Interface with audience
      • Collect audience response cards
      • Staff school matinee performances
  • Special Events
    • Work with volunteers to organize and execute Opening Night Party
    • Coordinate front-of-house duties for Sneak Peek, if applicable
    • Coordinate Client Appreciation receptions, if applicable
    • Coordinate rehearsal room visits for VIPs
    • Coordinate Post-Show Speakers in cooperation with Artistic Director
  • Pre-Show speech if necessary


  • Prepare rehearsal room in cooperation with Stage Manager
  • Assist with preparation of Company Welcome Packets
  • Manage high school intern’s duties as needed
  • Prepare Project Report in cooperation with Artistic Director
  • Assist Artistic Director with grant reports and sponsor thank yous
  • Staff load-in, load-out and strike as needed

 Required Qualifications and Skills

The successful candidate will be results-oriented and highly organized with exceptional customer service, communication, presentation, and leadership skills. Initiative, teamwork, and the ability to handle multiple tasks are requirements of this position as is a demonstrated track record of sales and event management. Must be able to execute planned Mo’olelo activities, obligations and meetings while also creating and developing new opportunities for the company.  Must be able to work cooperatively with the public, management and production participants.

 About Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company

Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company is a community-focused, socially-conscious, Equity theater company. Our mission is to create new theatrical works based on research within various communities, produce lesser-known works by master and contemporary playwrights, and educate youth in all areas of theater. Our overall goal is to broaden the scope of San Diego’s cultural environment by producing theater and education programs that are inclusive and provide greater representation of diverse voices, communities, and issues on stage and offer fresh and dynamic educational opportunities for our youth. Since our founding in 2004, Mo’olelo’s operations have been labor-friendly, paying Equity wages and health insurance to local actors. And in 2007, as a natural extension of our socially-conscious operations, Mo’olelo researched and published GREEN Theater Categories & Sustainable Guidelines, a first step in identifying, implementing and exporting best practices for creating theater that does not sacrifice the environment and long-term health of our communities. “Mo’olelo” is the Hawaiian word for “story,” and reflects our vision to tell powerful stories as diverse as the Islands of Hawaii.

 Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume by February 28, 2009 to:

 Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company

Attn: Audience Development Manager

PO Box 710564

San Diego, CA 92171-0564


Phone:  619-342-7395

Fax:      619-342-7395

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